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Oct 18

419 October Events Recap

Posted on October 18, 2016 at 8:52 AM by Bailey Howard-DuBois

Barrel Chest Event

Last week the Reimagine 419 planning team fielded your questions and heard your suggestions at two community engagement events. 

On Tuesday, more than 60 members of the public gathered at Barrel Chest Wine and Beer to review ideas for the study area, fill out a new survey and support a local business.

On Friday, the planning team spoke with nearly 90 Roanoke County employees at the Administration Center about how the area could be improved. Throughout the week, the team also met with stakeholder groups from around the Valley.

Visit the 419 photo gallery to see more pictures from the events. 

Congratulations to Don Witt, John Murphy, Laurie Gearheart and Tanya Martin for winning the gift card drawings for Barrel Chest and Deb's Lemonade!

Check out the results of the shortened community survey:

1. Would you be interested in living in a more urban, town-center environment where you can safely walk/bike to stores, restaurants, entertainment, and green spaces?

Yes: 69%
No: 13%
Maybe: 19%


2. How often do you visit the 419 study area?

3. What changes along 419 in the study area would you most support?

4. Would you walk or bike more if:

5. What is one word to describe the 419 study area today? 
(Note: Word size increases with the number of times the word is used)


6. What is one word to describe a 419 Town Center in the future?
(Note: Word size increases with the number of times the word is used)


Our biggest event is next month...

The ideas are flowing, and now it’s time to translate them into plans. Next month the planning team will meet for three days to present their research, brainstorm broad strategies and refine their proposals with your help. No matter how much (or little) you’ve participated so far, this is the event you don’t want to miss!

What you can do at the November Design Workshop:
Location: Holiday Inn Tanglewood, 4468 Starkey Road, Roanoke, VA 24018

kickoff meeting     DAY 1: Community Workshop*

Monday, November 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Learn what the planning team has heard so far, then share your reactions and ideas for a new town center with other community members. Bring a friend!
barrel chest event     DAY 2: Planning Team Drop-in Day

Tuesday, November 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Stop by any time to speak personally with the planning team and/or watch their progress.
kickoff meeting     DAY 3: Community Presentation*

Wednesday, November 16, 6:30-8 p.m.

Learn the planning team’s broad strategies for the study area, then make comments and help refine the results of the workshop.

*CORTRAN and STAR service will be extended until 9 p.m. for these meetings.

Engagement checklist:
For more information, visit the 419 webpage.